CBC News | January 13, 2015
Mike Brown says he cannot accept a job because he has no one to care for his 14-year-old autistic sonby
Four-month-old Kelel’s home has been turned into a triage centre. Equipment just to keep the boy named after Superman breathing and feeding fills the Smithers home dad Joe Bramsleven describes as a “bubble,” quarantined from illnesses from visitors that would be fatal.
Kelel has a rare genetic disorder: spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). He has Type 1, the harshest diagnosis that carries with it a life expectancy of one to two years. Survival beyond the third year is very rare. It takes 24-hour care to keep Kelel alive.
On December 3, 2014 United Nations Enable – International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Canada is not a leader in Human Rights for people with disabilities. Canada is a human rights regressive paying lip service to UN
Ottawa, one of Canada’s largest cities, has 950,000 people. Now, imagine this whole population struggling to work good jobs and live comfortably. This is a harsh reality for the over 900,000 Ontarians living with disabilities. Fortunately, with more funding and assistance flowing to families and agencies, the reality is improving. Today, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, OASIS is recognizing the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ efforts to end the wait for Ontario’s families in line for social assistance.
Leland Warren has been at home, instead of school, for more than a week.
The autistic seven-year-old isn’t receiving enough support from the public board to accommodate him, his mother told the Sun, so he’s been home.